Did you know that the worlds largest offshore wind farm is located here in the UK? Situated 75 miles off the coast of Yorkshire in the North Sea, 174 turbines can be found at this farm, with the turn of just one turbine generating enough energy to power the average UK home for a whole day.
Life as a wind turbine engineer at this offshore farm involves staying out at sea for 14 days at a time, working 12-hour shifts whilst living on a ship with like-minded individuals. The base is equipped with a gym, restaurant and communal lounge where workers can spend their downtime. The notoriously choppy waters of the North Sea provide the engineers with action packed days, making it the ideal career for an adventurous individual.
BBC climate editor Justin Rowlatt went on board to meet a wind turbine crew in the video below.
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